[Howto] Install Wine (and other debs) using Local Repository

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Re: [Howto] Install Wine (and other debs) using Local Reposi

Postby chinoto on Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:53 pm

benjie1 wrote:Almost got things to work from info on your post at top of page. Trouble occurred where it said to add "debfile:$repo/ to /etc/apt/sources.list Was unable to open /etc/apt/sources.list Says sources.list is not a file or directory. Don't know how to add anything to the /etc/apt/sources.list if I can't get it or open it. What's wrong here? Also, don't know what you mean by put dpkg-scanpackages etc in a sh file. What's this? Can't follow the command sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list for the reason stated here. So ... guess I have troubles with sources.list, and not knowing much about Linux. I did edit a file a few years ago and it was easy enough. Hope things are still the same and I can add a line at the end of a file IF I can get that sources.list file to open so I can add to it .Will keep trying. Thanks for the help. Bob

Try opening your file manager, go to "Filesystem" and just clicking your way there and see if it exists. Do you have a messenger? I have MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, Skype, and Steam, take your pick :lol:. (PM me your username rather than posting, don't want you getting spammed)

PS: Actually strike Steam, thats broken... Along with some partitions >.>
PPS: I got an idea on make the guide easier, make it more strict! Instead of saying "You can do X" just say "Do X", such as with the repo location. Then people who don't know what they're doing can just follow along exactly and people who do know can just say "Screw you I'm doing it this way" :lol:. Oh and number the steps, then I can debug people's problems easier "I'm stuck on step #X with error Y, HALP!".
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Re: [Howto] Install Wine (and other debs) using Local Reposi

Postby benjie1 on Tue May 15, 2012 9:57 am

Still have trouble with editing /etc/apt/sources.list (see above post). The sources.list may not be there because I get: sources.list is not a file or directory. So I can't edit that. Can anyone help? Newbie trying to install latest wine. Thanks again. Bob
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Re: [Howto] Install Wine (and other debs) using Local Reposi

Postby ukbrian on Tue May 15, 2012 11:04 am

You might not be editing as root
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

then
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sudo apt-get update
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Re: [Howto] Install Wine (and other debs) using Local Reposi

Postby tordascrew on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:24 am

You can make the sources.list file yourself, but there were some improvements in the system, and becouse of it the repos are in "/etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list" and all the text files you put there with .list extension will be added to your repos! So use:
$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine.list
and add the lines you need, than save and
$ sudo apt-get update
(sry 4 my bad english)

EDIT: ups, I just see it was in may! :D
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Re: [Howto] Install Wine (and other debs) using Local Reposi

Postby chinoto on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:57 pm

I knew about the separate folder (hasn't it been around for a long time?), but I prefer to see everything at once.
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